NEW YORK, NY & LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept. 13, 2010) – Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning A&M/Octone Records group Maroon 5 is giving their “Maroon 5 Radio” listeners first grabs on their long awaited third studio album. A.P.E. Radio, which provided fans the debut taste of Christina Aguilera’s Bionic in June, is pleased to host the worldwide premiere of Maroon 5’s HANDS ALL OVER. Beginning at 12:01 am on Tuesday, September 14 through Monday, September 20 at 11:59 pm, HANDS ALL OVER will repeat throughout each programming day, interspersed with a wealth of exciting content recorded especially for the occasion.
On July 27th, “Maroon 5 Radio” hit the digital airwaves with a bang – a live concert broadcast entitled “Fuse Presents: Maroon 5 Live from the Beacon Theatre” presented by Coca-Cola. Following the worldwide premiere of HANDS ALL OVER, listeners can continue tuning into the station to experience exclusive audio that the band has recorded, along with playlists of some of the band’s favorite songs. These include everything from classic tracks by Al Green, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and The Police to modern tunes by Alicia Keys, Bjrk, Queens of the Stone Age, N.E.R.D., Outkast, Radiohead and many more. Fans are encouraged to participate by emailing their suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands All Over, is scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 21st from A&M/Octone. Produced by rock studio legend Robert John “Mutt” Lange-well-known for his work with AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars and more-the album is a hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B. The album’s first single “Misery” was released on June 22nd, and hailed by Billboard Magazine as, “Sure to be one of this summer’s radio staples. ‘Misery’ is anything but.” The single is currently #10 on the Top 40 chart and #2 on the Hot AC chart, with a total audience of nearly 60 million. On Friday, July 30th, Maroon 5 began their world tour, which features special guests including Guster, Owl City, Kris Allen, One Republic, Ry Cuming, VV Brown, and Bruno Mars – all varying by dates.
“Maroon 5 Radio”is distributed across Clear Channel Radio’s “iheartradio” network, which includes hundreds of local radio websites; the popular iheartradio mobile app, which has been downloaded by 10 million people; widgets; and www.Maroon5.com.
About Maroon 5:
Since debuting in 2002, Maroon 5 has sold over 10 million albums in the United States and nearly 15 million worldwide. The four original members of Maroon 5 played together in a band called Kara’s Flowers, which was active from 1994 to 2001. In 2002, the band members reformed as Maroon 5 and released their debut album Songs About Jane, which topped Billboard charts in the U.S. in 2004 and went on to earn two GRAMMY Awards and two MTV Awards, as well as Billboard, World Music and Teen Choice Awards. It Won’t Be Soon Before Long was Maroon 5’s second studio album, released in 2007. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling over 400,000 copies in its first week. In addition to massive public acclaim, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long also reaped multiple GRAMMY Awards.
About A.P.E. Radio:
“Maroon 5 Radio” strengthens an already diverse A.P.E. station roster including “Radio Weezer,” “Christina Aguilera Radio,” and “Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh.” Recently, the “Christina Aguilera Radio” digital preview generated more than 350,000 fan interactions, including page-views and plays from the Christina Aguilera radio widget, as well as mobile interactions and on-demand plays from her album stream, exclusive interview footage and music videos. Her “Not Myself Tonight” single debut reaped over two million impressions on her homepage alone and was the #1 online station across the entire Clear Channel network that day, with 500,000 individual launches of the station.